Initially established through executive orders from the United States, Information Sharing and Analysis Centers (ISAC) have been established across multiple industries to collaborate, pool resources, and share the information necessary to handle these threats.
In March 2017 at PDAC, six mining companies agreed to form a sharing community specific to the mining industry. In April 2017, the Mining and Metals ISAC was formed under the umbrella group: The International Association of Certified ISAOs (IACI).
Since our initial meeting, other companies have joined in our commitment to sharing and collaborating to improve our collective cyber security and resilience.
In co-operation with mining industry groups, academic and government institutions we cololaborate to conduct research to establish and maintain an industry wide risk assessment, and commission targeted deep security research into key industry risks to understand the current and evolving threats facing the industry and develop effective risk mitigation strategies and technologies suited to the mining environment.